10 Facts about varicose veins

What are varicose veins? Varicose Veins are dark coloured (blue or purple) lumpy or bulgy veins typically found in areas such as ankles, legs or feet.

Varicose veins are often a concern for many; they can affect one’s personal confidence and can become a dangerous health risk too. Varicose veins can have associated various symptoms such as aching and/or swelling and even though there are many patients who do not experience any symptoms, their veins can still become an issue in the future.

Through this blog post, we will be covering the most relevant facts about varicose veins for you to consider if you suffer from this issue.

  1. What causes Varicose Veins?

 Varicose veins develop from the lack of blood flow as a result of the weakening of the valves of the veins around the legs, ankles or feet. Since these veins are damaged they are no longer able to provide adequate blood flow, so they start to bulge.

There are several risk factors associated with varicose veins such as genetics, age, being overweight or your gender, being more common among women.

  1. Are spider veins or thread veins the same as varicose veins?

 Spider veins, also known as thread veins are similar to varicose veins. Thread veins or spider veins are small broken or damaged capillary veins. Thread veins tend to be red, purple or blue appearing around thighs, ankles, and calves and are thinner than varicose veins.

While varicose veins and spider veins have the same cause, there are differences: Varicose veins often bulge and are blue blood vessels that can be seen and felt right under the surface of the skin. They have a feeling of heaviness, discomfort or swelling in the legs.

  1. Are varicose veins dangerous?

 Varicose veins can be dangerous if they are not treated. Varicose veins can develop into ulcers, blood clots, venous diseases and hyperpigmentation causing swelling and pain. Often patients who suffer from varicose veins describe having symptoms of heavy legs, itching, swelling around the affected areas and fatigue. If varicose veins are not addressed the symptoms worsen overtime, so it is necessary to treat them to avoid dangerous health complications.

  1. Can I stop the formation of future varicose veins?

 The avoidance of varicose veins, unfortunately, cannot be guaranteed as there are factors involved such as genetics that play a big role in the formation of varicose veins.

However, there are certain things you could do to reduce the risk of developing varicose veins. Being overweight is one of the factors that increases the risk of varicose vein formation, so controlling your weight and excessing is highly recommended.

Wearing flat shoes as opposed to high heels is also recommended so the calf’s muscles are not fully contracted. In case of aching, to prevent the blood from pooling is recommended to wear compression stockings as much as possible.

  1. What treatments are there available to treat varicose veins?

 There are various treatments available to treat varicose veins:

  • EVLA is a procedure which utilises ultrasound to target damaged veins and then collapses the vein walls utilising laser heat. This minimally-invasive procedure is able to destroy the non-functional varicose veins and has higher success rates and faster recovery rates compared to vein stripping.

In addition, the EVLA procedure has been credited by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) with the Gold Standard of treatment for varicose veins.

  • Sclerotherapy is a procedure typically used to target thread or spider veins and involves the injection of liquid sclerotherapy. Some varicose veins can also be treated using sclerotherapy but in foam form. The sclerotherapy foam is injected into the affected areas coating the wall of the vein causing an inflammation in the inside of the vein pushing the blood away. Once the blood is out, the walls of the vein become sticky and this enables the closure of the vein.  Once the vein is close it will start to disappear.
  • VenaSeal is a procedure to treat varicose veins which uses a medical adhesive to close them. The VenaSeal procedure involves local anaesthetic and only takes 30 to 60 minutes to perform. The procedure entails the insertion of a catheter through the veins within the affected areas to then distribute with the VenaSeal tool the medical glue (Sapheon Glue) to close the vein. Once the vein has been closed it will gradually disappear and the healthy veins around the area will be able to re-route the blood improving the blood flow. The recovery from this procedure is very short and is not necessary to wear compression stockings post-procedure.
  • Phlebectomy is a procedure which removes varicose veins by performing a small incision and inserting a hook into the vein to extract it. Phlebectomy is performed under local anaesthetic and no stitching is required.

These are the treatments available to remove varicose veins; however, your vascular surgeon will recommend the most adequate treatment for your case.

  1. When is the best time to remove varicose veins?

 Varicose veins can be treated at any time of the year. Many patients opt to undergo their varicose vein removal treatments during the winter or autumn months so they are fully recovered for the spring/summer time.

  1. What is the downtime involved after a varicose vein treatment?

Varicose vein removal treatments involve very minimal downtime. If you underwent the EVELA, VenaSeal or Foam Sclerotherapy, you can return to your day to day activities the day after the procedure. After the phlebectomy treatment, you would have to wait 2-3 days after the procedure to return to your normal routine.

  1. Are there any side effects of varicose vein treatments?

Any medical procedure involves some risks that need to be addressed by your surgeon.

In the case of EVELA and Foam Sclerotherapy the side effects that can occur are bruising and swelling of the treated area but these can resume within a few weeks.

With regards to VenaSeal, the side effects that might occur after the treatment are skin numbness, inflammation and mild pain within the treated area. This side effects usually only last up to 2 weeks.

  1. Do varicose veins return after undergoing a varicose vein removal treatment?

 After undergoing a varicose vein removal treatment it is possible by 1% that new veins that were not varicose from the start, develop into varicose veins the future years after the treatment.

At The Private Clinic, we consider the EVLA treatment to be the most effective with less than 10% of the veins returning due to its effectiveness sealing veins.

EVLA varicose vein removal treatment

EVLA varicose vein removal treatment.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  1. Why should you choose The Private Clinic?

 The Private Clinic has over 30 years of experience and has executed past 7,000 vein procedures, offering several varicose vein removal treatments catering to different patient needs.

The Private Clinic also counts with pioneer highly qualified vascular surgeons who have dealt with thousands of patients.

The Private Clinic has clinics across the UK where they are able to treat varicose veins, including Glasgow, LondonLeedsBristolBirminghamManchesterNorthamptonBournemouthBexhill, Essex and Weybridge.

To book a varicose veins consultation with our surgeons and to see before and after images of our varicose vein patients please visit our website.

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Breast Uplift Specialists London

For many patients the issues they have with their breasts is not always the size but narrows down more to the loss of volume and general shape of the bust. Lifestyle factors such as pregnancy, breast feeding and weight loss can cause breasts to appear empty and patients simply want their natural breasts back.

Breast uplift surgery is a very popular procedure for patients who do not want to have implants and instead improve the appearance of their current breasts. It is possible however to have implants as well as a breast augmentation. This can be performed at the same time, but some surgeons do prefer to wait, especially if the implants are significantly larger to allow the incisions from the uplift to heal fully without putting them under pressure from the increased volume of a breast implant.

Getting a breast uplift usually comes as a result of weight loss, pregnancy and breast feeding but this doesn’t mean that you are entitled to a procedure on the NHS. Breast uplift NHS procedures are very rare and you would have to be a very extreme case to meet their list of specifications to even be considered for one. Breast lift and boob lift procedures are usually only performed privately making it so important that you do your research to find the best surgeon that listens to what you want to achieve from surgery.

A breast uplift procedure is also known as a mastopexy which is its medical term. The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and involves cutting away excess skin, redistributing the natural breast tissue and restoring the former projection of the breast. In some cases your surgeon may reduce the size of your areola and adjust where the nipple sits on your breast to help achieve the more uplifted appearance.

 

The downside of breast uplift can be the scars. Scars after any surgical procedure are unavoidable but our expert plastic surgeons are very proficient in ensuring your scars are kept as minimal as possible and offer the best scar care advice post procedure to help you achieve the best results. Scars usually fade over time but this can take up to a year. The scars after a breast uplift do vary slightly depending on the extent of the procedure but they usually run around the circumference of the areola and then down the middle of the breast into the inframammary fold which is known as a lollipop scar.

To find out more about Breast Uplift surgery click here.

Or click here to view our extensive FAQs.

Breast uplift before and after photos

Breast Uplift

Breast Uplift and Breast Implants performed as a 2 Stage Procedure

Breast Implant removal with Breast Uplift procedure

Breast Uplift Specialists

Picking a surgeon for your breast uplift procedure is not a decision to be taken lightly. We recommend doing your research and asking for recommendations from friends, family and even your GP. You are well within your rights to attend multiple consultations with a selection of different surgeons and you should never feel pressured into booking on the day.

We have a team of breast surgery specialists working for us at The Private Clinic which includes;

Why choose The Private Clinic for Breast Uplift surgery?

At The Private Clinic, we pride ourselves on ensuring that you have the best cover and quality which includes;

  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • Three years cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind.
  • Comprehensive Breast Uplift Patient Guide.
  • Highly experienced Cosmetic Breast Surgeons who have decades of experience.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.

We believe that our experience and medical expertise will make your surgical journey a reassuring one.

To find out more about breast uplift procedures or to book a consultation call 0333 920 2471 or book your breast lift consultation online.

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Vaser Lipo in Bristol

If you are looking for a way to remove stubborn areas of hat and to reshape your body then our Vaser Liposuction clinic in Bristol is the perfect place to find out more about our vaser lipo offerings and meet with expert surgeon Mr Sheikh Ahmad.

Mr Sheikh Ahmad is a consultant cosmetic breast and aesthetic surgeon who specialises in both post-weight loss tissue reduction procedures including tummy tuck procedures and Vaser liposuction to help those who are struggling to loose certain areas of fat.

Our Vaser Liposuction procedure is very effective at not only reducing areas of excess fat but re-contouring the body to achieve a total transformation. Vaser lipo at The Private Clinic is performed under local anaesthetic with optional sedation if multiple areas are being treated. Ultrasound energy is used to liquefy fat cells prior to its removal through a gentle suction process.

Vaser Liposuction can target a number of areas on the body including the chin, neck, breasts, chest, abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks and ankles.

We believe that vaser lipo is superior to other minimally invasive fat removal machines that exist at giving you a smoother and more defined outcome.

Advantages of Vaser Liposuction

  • Does not destroy the other tissues in the treated area
  • Can help to improve the elasticity of your skin.
  • Minimal recovery time.
  • Less invasive that traditional liposuction.
  • No need for an overnight stay in hospital.
  • Performed under local anaesthetic with sedation.
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced risk of side effects.

Vaser Liposuction before and after photos

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Where are we located?

Our Bristol clinic is located on Whiteladies Road, Clifton in Bristol which is ideally located for patients travelling from surrounding areas such as Hambrook, Redland, St Pauls Bristol, St Phillips Bristol, Kingsdown, Bedminster, Cotham, Leigh Woods, Totterdown, Portishead, Henleaze, Redcliffe, Bath, Clevedon, Westbury on Trym, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Almondsbury, Frenchay, Downend and even Cardiff and Newport in Wales.

Why Choose The Private Clinic in Bristol for Vaser Liposuction?

  • Free consultations with specialist vaser liposuction surgeon Mr Sheikh Ahmad
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind*.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic Medical Excellence.
  • Outstanding in-clinic hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

To make an appointment at our Bristol clinic please call 0333 920 2471 or click here.

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FUE Hair Transplant Results after 3 Months

FUE Hair transplant procedures are great at restoring a hairline or filling out thinning hair but the best results are seen from those who have taken the best care during their recovery time. Hair transplants will always involve a certain amount of time for the recovery, healing and growth of the news hairs and patients in clinic frequently ask us how long it takes for the hair to regrow.

How long does it take for hair to grow after a FUE Hair Transplant?

You will be able to see the new outline of your hairline immediately following your hair transplant treatment but there is a recovery process involved meaning it can take up to 12 months for your final results to be seen.

0 – 7 days post FUE Hair Transplant

Immediately after your hair transplant you will be able to visually see the shape of your new hairline but this is not your final result. The follicles have been implanted into their new positions but there is a process of recovery they need to go through before you can start accurately judging your final results. You may start to notice some scabbing around the newly implanted hair follicles but your hair transplant surgeon will give you a spray to try and reduce this but the scabs will be very small and will heal quickly over a few days.  You may also notice some swelling on the back of the head in the donor area. Swelling is only temporary and will reduce over a matter of days post procedure. Redness may be present over the graft implant site and you may experience some tenderness or soreness which can be managed with pain relief medication.

Your surgeon will give you a full list of aftercare advice which may include things like elevating your head whilst sleeping and when you can wash your hair post procedure. We recommend that you follow the surgeon’s recommendations and then both the transplanted and donor areas will settle down within 5-7 days.

Many patients return to work within 1-2 days after their procedure but some many prefer to take a week off to fully recovery if their workplace is unaware of your procedure or if your work is particularly strenuous.

Exercise including heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 10 days and we recommend not using steam rooms, saunas and any other activities that might cause excessive sweating too.

We also recommend that patients do not drink alcohol for around 7 days as this can affect the blood supply to your scalp which can affect the rate in which your transplant heals.

2 weeks post-procedure

Two weeks after your FUE Hair Transplant you may notice some hair loss in the areas treated. Your surgeon will have advised you on this, this is a very normal and common side effect from the procedure often referred to as shock loss. It just means the old hairs are falling out and there is no issue with your grafts taking root.

3-5 Months post-procedure

You may not notice a huge change to your FUE Hair Transplant results at 3 months. After your initial shock loss, your new hair will only be growing 1cm per month so it is going to take a little bit of time before it begins to resemble the result that you were hoping for. At 4-5 months your hair should have grown enough so you will be able to start to see what the final appearance is going to look like. You should continue to look after your new hair follicles as advised by your surgeon for 18 months post procedure. Your hair in the donor area should have fully grown back by this stage too.

1 year post procedure

As 12 months approaches your new hairs should have established themselves and be growing at a normal rate acting the same as your other hair follicles. After 12 months you will be able to have your hair trimmed or dyed.

The results of a hair transplant can take up to 18 months to fully be visible.

2 years post procedure

FUE Hair Transplants are permanent hair restoration procedures and aim to achieve lifelong results. At 1-2 years post-procedure no one should be able to notice that you have undertaken a hair transplant procedure and you will be completely free to have your hair in whatever style you choose.

For more information about what to expect during the recovery process of a FUE Hair Transplant procedure view our patient’s video diaries;

Doug’s FUE Hair Transplant Diary

Steven’s FUE Hair Transplant Diary

FUE Hair Transplant Before and after photos

FUE Hair Transplant Reviews

“I Had a FUE hair transplant last year at the Harley Street clinic. I was apprehensive at the consultation, wondering if it would work so only asked for half of the recommended hairs from the donor area, 1000 grafts (3000) hairs. On the day of procedure I had an excellent experience with Dr Reddy and all the staff. Now almost twelve months later achieved good results and will be going back for some more hair.”

William John – London

“I am now 8 weeks post op after a hair transplant with the wonderful and meticulous Dr Tam. Results are superb even this early, I am so pleased, there really was no pain at all, and I didn’t even need painkillers afterwards. I want to thank all the team especially Cat Rainsbury who made me feel really special.”

Jason – Bristol

Read more patient reviews here.

To find out more about FUE Hair Transplant procedures view our extensive FAQs here. Or call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book a Hair Transplant appointment.

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Thinking about breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgeries or reduction mammoplasty remain one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among women.

Many women with large breast suffer from physical pains ranging from back, neck or breast due to the weight of their breasts.

In addition to health-related issues, having larger breast can also affect day to day actives for many; “Simple activities” such as the purchasing of a new bra or exercising can often become a real struggle. In this post, we will be discussing the main reasons for having a breast reduction and the different breast reduction procedures available.

Why you might consider a Breast Reduction?

breast reduction is a surgical procedure which aims to reduce the size of the breasts and often reshape them too.

Many women consider breast reductions as they do not feel confident with their breasts.

On the one hand, some women when considering a breast reduction look for a better shape, a smaller size more proportionate to their body or to get rid of their sagginess. On the other hand, others opt to get a breast reduction to reduce the pain related to enlarged breast or because their breast are becoming an impediment to do certain activities.

When is best to get a breast reduction?

When it comes to breast reduction, there are many questions raised as to when it is best to get this procedure done. Even though this procedure is typically associated with older women, there is an increasing amount of younger patients who are interested in the procedure as a means of achieving their desired breasts.

When it comes to the younger cohort, it is recommended that patients are over the age of 18. This is usually the best time when their breasts have stopped developing. For women who have been recently pregnant and their breast have become larger, it is advised to wait a period of between six to twelve months before undergoing a breast reduction. At The Private Clinic, we advise waiting six to twelve months because the breasts reduce in size during this period of time.

What are the procedures available?

 There are a few different ways in which a breast reduction can be performed depending on your desired results and breast size. Some patients have a breast uplift or mastopexy, whilst getting the breast reduction achieving a more contoured look due to the repositioning of the nipples and overall reshaping.

 

Before and after image of a breast reduction

Before and after image of a breast reduction.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

 

Before and after picture of a breast reduction from the side

Before and after picture of a breast reduction from the side.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

 

The different breast reduction techniques available are:

  • Anchor type or inverted T reduction – This technique results in a scar with the shape of an anchor as it goes vertically down the breast, around the areola and across the natural crease of the breast. This technique is ideal for patients whose main concern is sagginess because this technique enables maximum tissue removal and great re-shaping.
  • Vertical pattern breast reduction This type of breast reduction procedure involves a lower chance for complications of the wound. The scar left from this type of reduction is circular. The scar starts around the areola and continues down the breast in a vertical direction. This procedure is recommended for patients with moderate breast sagginess.
  • Circumareolar reduction This breast reduction procedure is only suitable for patients who require a reduced amount of tissue to be removed. The scar resulting from this technique is a circle around the areola.

After the breast reduction surgery is finalized the nipples are re-positioned and the areola can be reduced in order to match the new breast size.

“I don’t have any body hangs ups now, I feel very confident again and can wear whatever I like.”

-Emily, breast reduction patient at The Private Clinic.

 Why choosing The Private Clinic for breast reduction?

The Private Clinic counts with highly reputable and skilled plastic surgeons with years of experience.

The Plastic surgeons for breast augmentation at The Private Clinic are:

You can learn more about breast reduction on The Private Clinic website where you will be also able to find before and after images of our patients and a selection of answers to the most frequently asked questions.

To book a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at any of our clinics please call us on 0333 920 2471 or book through our website.

 

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What Areas Of My Body Can Vaser Liposuction Target?

Vaser Liposuction can target a wide range of body areas from the chin to the ankle. If you are struggling to shift stubborn areas of fat then it may just be the right procedure for you. At The Private Clinic we perform over 1,300 liposuction and body contouring procedures a year. Whether it’s a more athletic, masculine figure you seek or an aid to creating more subtle feminine definition vaser liposuction is able to achieve amazing results and patient satisfaction.

Abdomen


The abdomen or tummy is one of the most common areas of the body to be treated with vaser liposuction for both women and men. Previous pregnancy can cause the abdominal muscles to stretch causing a bulge to form on the lower abdomen that no amount of dieting or exercise can reduce. A c-section scar can also cause a bulge of subcutaneous fat to sit above the incision which vaser liposuction can quickly help to repair.  We do advise all patients to be at their ideal body weight as vaser liposuction is not a quick fix for weight loss as deep abdominal fat is not possible to remove with vaser and only superficial abdominal fat can be targeted.

Neck and Chin


Vaser Liposuction is a safe and effective technique for removing fat from the chin, jowls and neck. The procedure can be performed under general anaesthetic reducing the risks associated with face and neck lift surgery which is usually performed under general anaesthetic. A localized collection of excess fat sitting beneath the chin can cause you to look older and less atheletic. Targeting this area of fat can be very challenging as the fat deposits in this area are often resistant to exercise and diet and vaser liposuction to treat this area is becoming increasingly popular.

Arms


Vaser lipsuction for the arms often provides some of the best patient satisfaction rates. Trying to reduce the volume of fat within the arms is difficult to target with exercise and many women in particular do not want their arms to be appear too muscular or masculine by doing weight exercises. Vaser liposuction can easily target the arm area to create a thinner and slimmer looking arm to make patients feel comfortable and less self-conscious when wearing short sleeve tops.  For men who are wishing to create a more atheletic muscular shape to their arms then vaser hi-def is a great option and our vaser liposuction specialist will be able to achieve the best results.

Breasts


Breast reduction with vaser liposuction is a specialised technique that can only be performed on women who are post menopause. The reason for this is because the majority of glandular tissue within the breast is replaced with fatty tissue making it easier to remove with liposuction. For those who have not yet reached the menopause, surgical breast reduction is the alternative. Breast reduction with vaser liposuction is great for those who are looking to purely reduce the amount of fat within the breast but it is important to have realistic expectations of this procedure as it will not lift the breast or create a perkier appearance like a surgical reduction or uplift has the ability to and only can only provide a maximum of 55% reduction.

Male Chest Reduction


Vaser liposuction for male chest reduction is a very popular procedure for men suffering with gynaecomastia. The goal of treatment is to remove as much fat as possible from the male chest to create a more defined and masculine looking chest. However if you do have a larger proportion of glandular tissue in your chest compared to fatty tissue then you may require a surgical removal to ensure you receive the best results.

Back


The back is a key area for vaser liposuction and it can produce some of the most dramatic improvements. The back is divided into 5 key areas;

  • Buffalo Hump – This relates to fat located on the upper back near to the neck.
  • Posterior axillary fat – This is an area of fat located on the outer portion of the back but up near to the armpit. This area is often targeted at the same time as the arms to provide the best results
  • Infra-scapular – This is an area of fat often most requested by females who have noticed a bulge when wearing a bra. It is situated above the waist but below the shoulder blades.
  • Posterior waist fat – Fat in this area is located on the back just above the hips.
  • Lumbo-Sacral fat – This is a fat pad located on the lower back just above the tailbone.

Your surgeon will be able to pick which areas treated will provide you the best results as you may only need 1 or 2 areas to achieve the results that you desire.

Flanks

The flanks are the area where fat deposits sit which are often referred to as ‘love hands’. An accumulation of fat sitting on the male flanks can be unflattering for the patient often accentuated when wearing tighter forms of clothing causing many to feel self-conscious.  Vaser liposuction in this area can help with improving the overall proportion of the body and works the best on patients who are already at their ideal weight and just looking to reduce stubborn fat areas.

Thighs


Both the inner and outer thighs can be targeted with vaser liposuction and it is very effective at providing an all-round contour to the area. Stubborn fat in this area can cause patients to have ‘two body syndrome’ where they find themselves purchasing clothes in a larger size for their lower body in comparison to their upper body. At The Private Clinic we offer the Vaser 360 technique which targets the thighs, knees and buttock crease using Vaser Liposuction to achieve the best overall result.

Knees and Ankles


Fat accumulation in the lower leg is often down to genetics making it a very difficult area to loose fat from naturally and many patients visit us with the complaint of ‘cankles’ which is where there is a disproportionate amount of fat sitting in the lower leg providing no definition between the knee and ankle.  Ankle or knee area liposuction is usually performed at the same time to ensure that the proportions of the lower leg are maintained and in some cases may include the thighs too. Vaser liposuction for the knees and ankles is ideal for improving the appearance of slim lower legs for females and more muscularly defined calves for men.

Buttocks


Vaser Liposuction for the buttocks is ideal for not only reducing be re-shaping and contouring the area. A large or misshapen buttocks can cause patients to feel embarrassment especially when it comes to buying clothes it fit correctly. The aim of vaser lipo is to achieve smooth results with a satisfactory reduction in size and
bulk. The small incisions required also leave virtually no visible scars. Vaser liposuction for the buttocks is often combined with lower back and/or thigh vaser liposuction to produce the best results.

Why choose The Private Clinic for Vaser Liposuction?

The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:

  • Our surgeons and doctors have years of experience in vaser liposuction performing over 7,000 VASER Liposuction treatments to date.
  • Free consultations with our industry leading vaser liposuction surgeons.
  • We have a 24 hour patient helpline meaning you will always be in the best hands.
  • You will be entitled to as many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as you require.
  • We provide 1 year cover of cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind*.
  • Our comprehensive patient information will allow you be well informed about the procedure.
  • We have outstanding hospital and clinic facilities in London Harley Street, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.
  • We are competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • We have over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence.

Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

To find out more about Vaser Liposuction at The Private Clinic click here to view our FAQs or call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book an appointment.

 

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Top frequently asked questions about breast lifts.

The loss of breast volume and increased sagginess can result following pregnancy, weight loss or can also be due to age. The condition of loss of volume and increased sagginess on the breasts is known as breast ptosis and can be corrected with a breast uplift.

Breast uplifts are a common procedure to reshape and lift the breast and/or the nipple to regain the volume and shape lost.

Through this post, we will be discussing the most commonly asked questions related to breast lifts.

What to expect from a breast-uplift procedure. What does it involve?

Breast uplift, also known as Mastopexy or breast lift is a surgery that allows women to recuperate the loss of confidence by restoring and improving the look of the breasts. The procedure is able to re-shape, re-size the breasts and reposition the nipple achieving an overall improved result.

The procedure for a breast uplift requires general anesthetic and consists of removing excess skin from the breasts. Once the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is lifted, reshaped and the nipple re-positioned to a higher point, a youthful, voluminous and rounded look.

Can I get a breast augmentation at the same time as a breast lift?

A breast augmentation and breast uplift can be performed at the one time. Performing a breast augmentation as well as a lift can sometimes be the best option for some patients looking to achieve a fuller, more voluminous result. Although, many patients can achieve their desired results with the breast lift alone.

There are some risks associated with the combination of both breast augmentation and breast lift procedures in one. Because there is a higher risk of problematic scaring, capsular contraction and a decrease in nipple sensitivity, a two-stage surgery can often be suggested by your surgeon.

Before and after image of a breast implant and nipple lift

Before and after image of a breast implant and nipple lift.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

What type of scaring can I expect from a breast lift?

There are three different types of scars associated with the breast uplift surgery:

  • Lollipop: The scar left from this type of incision goes around the areola and down the centre of the breast. This kind of incision is one of the most popular ones as it best allows the surgeon to efficiently re-shape the breast as well as to reposition the nipple.
  • Anchor: This type of scar starts around the areola and goes below the inframammary fold generating an anchor shape. This sort of incision is best suited for women who have a large quantity of breast tissue and fat to be removed and downward pointing nipples.
  • Periareolar: This incision is not used as often as the incision performed on the edge of the areola can stretch affecting the shape and look of the areola. This type of scar is only utilised when the patient has a large quantity of excess skin to undergo a vertical lift and if the patient has large nipples.

How long can the breast uplift last for?

The breast uplift results can last forever. However, there are some instances where the results of the breast lift can be changed due to aging, weight gain or breastfeeding.

What is the recovery process after the breast uplift?

The breast lift surgery requires an overnight stay at the hospital. Once you are discharged from the hospital, at The Private Clinic we recommend rest for a period of between two to six weeks depending on your physical condition and age.

At The Private Clinic, we also advise taking around two weeks off work in order to fully recover as well as avoid any physical activity for over six weeks post operation.

How long will the swelling last for after the breast uplift surgery?

You will be able to see a reduction in swelling a week after the procedure. A month from the surgery, most of the swelling will be gone but the full result will be around the year mark even though at that stage the swelling remaining is barely noticeable.

Why you should choose The Private Clinic to get a breast lift?

The Private Clinic only works with the best consultant surgeons who are specialists in their field. The best option is to come and discuss the different options available to your particular case with your surgeon.

To find out more about breast uplift, our surgeons and to see before and after images visit our website. If you would like to book a consultation with one of our surgeons, please call us on 0333 920 2471 or book your breast lift consultation online.

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Earlobe surgery near me

Earlobe surgery is a quick and effective surgical procedure to repair and correct ears that have been stretched or split through piercings or trauma. If you feel that your stretched or split earlobes are affecting your appearance, social life or career then The Private Clinic has a wide range of surgeons across our UK locations to help advise you on the best treatment plan.

Stretched Ear Repair

Stretched ear repair is requested by patients who have previously stretched their earlobes as a result of a tribal ear piercing. Stretched earlobe repair aims to correct the appearance of the earlobes by removing any excess stretched skin and restructuring the earlobe. Tribal earlobe repair usually takes around 30 minutes per earlobe and is performed under local anaesthetic so you will be free to go home shortly after the procedure.

Split Earlobe Repair

Split earlobe repair is required when the earlobe has split either partially. This is usually caused by overstretching or accidental tearing when wearing earrings. Performed as a minor procedure under local anaesthetic, an incision is made in the earlobes and then stitched to repair the affected area. It is a relatively quick and simple procedure usually only taking between 30-40 minutes per earlobe. Patients can then choose to re-pierce their ears again after 6 months.

Stretched earlobe and split earlobe repair surgeons

Mr Mobinulla Syed works from our Essex hospital and has been working in the plastic surgical speciality since 2005. He has undertaken a variety of specialist fellowships in reconstructions and consults and operates for split or tribal earlobe repair at the Baddow Hospital near Chelmsford in Essex which is easily commutable from Brentwood, Ongar, Braintree, Billericay, Epping, Colchester, Chigwell, Ingatestone, Upminster, Loughton, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill and Southend-on-Sea.

Mr Dario Rochira works from our London Harley Street clinic. He is a highly experienced and respected UK cosmetic surgeon who prides himself on achieving an outstanding record of patient satisfaction.

Mr Miles Berry also works from our London Harley Street Clinic. Mr Berry always aims to provide the best results for all of his patients and ensures that they leave him feeling well informed with realistic expectations in what to expect from surgery. Both Mr Rochira and Mr Berry are available for split or stretched earlobe correction at our flagship London Harley Street clinic which is close too Green Park, Notting Hill, Fitzrovia, Ears Court, West End, Knightsbridge, Marylebone, Fulham, Mayfair, Holland Park, Battersea, Belgravia, Bayswater, Hyde Park, Soho, Victoria, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, Kings Road, St Johns Wood, Chelsea and Kensington.

Mr Adel Fattah consults from our Manchester Clinic. He is a Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with a specialist interest in ear correction and earlobe repair surgery. Mr Fattah is dedicated to patient safety and satisfaction and aims to attain the best results for all of his patients. Consulting from our Manchester clinic which is close to surrounding towns and villages such as Hale/Hale Barns, Bowdon, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Leigh, Prestbury, Nantwich, Tarporley, Knutsford, Worsley, Altrincham, Cheadle and Deansgate.

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Mr Philip Lim is based at our Leeds clinic. Mr Lim is on the specialist register for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Split or stretched ear repair surgery consultations are available with Mr Lim at our Leeds clinic and the surgery can take place in our state of the art in-house theatre too. Our Leeds clinic is near to Leeds city center, Chappel Allerton, Methley, Oulton, Stanningley, Otley, Calderdale, Pudsey, Scarcroft, Wetherby, Kirklees, Roundhay, Yeadon, Farsley and Harrogate.

To find out more about split earlobe repair or tribal ear correction surgery call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons.

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Vaser Liposuction in Manchester

Losing weight can take a large amount of time dedicated to exercise and dieting but when the results from this are a little less than satisfactory it can really affect your determination to continue. Stubborn areas of fat can be difficult to target but Vaser Liposuction is an ideal solution to help to achieve the results you desire. At The Private Clinic in Manchester, we have expert knowledge and many years of experience in carrying out Vaser lipo treatments to help you transform your body.

What is Vaser Lipo?

Vaser liposuction is a less invasive liposuction technique that uses using ultrasound technology
to breakdown fat cells removing them from the body. Vaser liposuction is best for patients who are at their ideal body weight but struggling with stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise alone. The procedure can provide amazing contouring and body sculpturing results and is suitable for male and females in a range of body areas such as;

AbdomenThe abdomen or tummy is one our most common vaser liposuction areas to treat. Stubborn fat in this area can cause patients to feel out of proportion compared to the rest of their body. Vaser liposuction can provide excellent results to this area offer a more contoured and toned appearance.

Legs – Fat in the lower legs can really affect the overall proportion of the body. Vaser liposuction can easily target this area to result in more shapely and defined legs to make patients feel less self-conscious about wearing shorts.

Male Chest Reduction – Vaser liposuction can be an effective technique to help reduce the appearance of ‘man-boobs’. View Alex’s patient story to read how vaser liposuction helped him to feel like himself again and be able to comfortably wear tighter t-shirts instead of the baggy tops he previously hid away in.

Other areas include; chin, neck, arms, breasts, back, flanks/love handles, buttocks, hips and thighs.

Advantages of Vaser Liposuction

  • No need for an overnight stay in hospital.
  • Performed under local anaesthetic with sedation.
  • Less invasive that traditional liposuction.
  • Reduced risk of side effects.
  • Minimal recovery time.
  • Can help to improve the elasticity of your skin.
  • Minimal scarring
  • Does not destroy the other tissues in the treated area

Click here to find out more about Vaser Liposuction

At our Manchester clinic we also offer an advanced form of Vaser Lipo known as Vaser 4D Liposculpting that removes fat, defines underlying muscles and significantly improves your proportions. Dr Jacobus is one of the few UK clinicians qualified to execute this highly specialised form of LipoSculpture and body contouring.

Vaser Liposuction before and after photos

Click here to view more Vaser Liposuction before and after photos

Where are we?

Located in the Spinningfields district of central Manchester, our clinic is ideally located for patients travelling from Deansgate, Worsley, Tarporley, Nantwich, Altrincham, Knutsford, Cheadle, Macclesfield, Leigh, Prestbury, Alderley Edge, Hale, Bowdon and Wilmslow.

Why Choose The Private Clinic in Manchester for Vaser Liposuction?

  • Free consultations with industry leading vaser liposuction surgeon Dr Jacobus Adriaan Vlok.
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind*.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
  • Outstanding in-clinic hospital facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic Medical Excellence.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

To make an appointment at our Manchester clinic please call 0333 920 2471 or click here.

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Breast Enhancement or Breast Lift Near Me

Breast augmentation is a desired procedure now increasing in popularity due to the technical advancements available which reduce the downtime and offer great lasting results.

Breast augmentations and breast uplifts are procedures available for women who want to improve the appearance of their breast. These procedures enable the improvement of many breast concerns such as shape, symmetry, size or sagginess.

Choosing the right clinic to get any of these procedures done can sometimes be a difficult task; here you will be able to find useful information about the procedures if you are considering breast enhancement at any of The Private Clinic locations.

What is a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure which involves the insertion of implants into the breast area in order to correct, re-shape or add volume to the breasts.

With a breast augmentation you can expect:

  • Improvement of breast symmetry
  • Help with enhancement in the volume of the breast after breastfeeding or weight loss.
  • Enhancement of the size and/or the fullness of the breasts. 

Before and after breast augmentation.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, also known as Mastopexy is a surgery which enables the patient to recuperate the firmness and shape of the breasts. It is ideal for patients who suffer from saggy or empty breasts or perhaps are unhappy about the positioning or size of their nipples.

The breast lift procedure consists on the re-tightening of the skin after the excess skin has been removed and the nipple has been repositioned. The result, firmer, smoother and rejuvenated breasts. The most common scar resulting from a breast lift is the lollipop scar, however, if the breast lift need is minor then a small scar can result on the lower bottom of the areola.

There is also the option available of having both a breast lift and a breast enlargement to achieve a fuller and/or rounder look to the breasts.

Before and after breast lift with lollipop scaring.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

Where does The Private Clinic offer breast enhancement procedures?

At The Private Clinic, we have highly skilled surgeons with years of experience who have performed many breast enhancement procedures over the years.  Our trained consultants will be able to assist you and advise you every step of the way ensuring you can achieve your goals.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are available in our clinic locations:

 LondonBuckinghamshireNorthampton, Bristol, Essex, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and  Birmingham.

To find out more about our renowned surgeons or to see before and after images of breast augmentations, and breast lifts, visit our site.

“So happy with my results, it was the best thing ever. The Private Clinic were so kind and helpful, made me feel safe…can’t thank them enough” – Nafisa.

The Private Clinic

If you are considering a breast augmentation or a breast lift please contact us on 0333 920 2471 or book a consultation with one of our consultants available at any of our clinics.

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